The Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is a common species of wren that is a resident in the eastern half of the United States of America, the extreme south of Ontario, Canada, and the extreme northeast of Mexico. Severe winters restrict the northern limits of their range while favorable weather conditions lead to a northward extension of their breeding range. Their preferred habitat is in dense cover in forest, farm edges and suburban areas. This wren is the state bird of South Carolina.
These birds forage on the ground, in shrubs or in very shallow water. They mainly eat insects and seeds. Birds in salt marshes may also eat small crustaceans. They nest either in a sheltered location on the ground or in trees or shrubs. Song sparrows with areas of shrub cover in their territory, away from the intertidal coastline, have greater over-winter survival, as well higher reproductive success.
Thank you, Susan. 🙂
Very lovely Wren and Sparrow…beautiful pictures!
Thanks, Indira. 🙂
Both are well-captured, and cute.
Thank you Jane. 🙂
A wonderful shot of a very striking coloured sparrow HJ. We only have one sparrow in our country and it came as a pest with the English when they settled here.
Thank you very much, Ashley. I agree with you. 🙂
What beauties! I missed seeing a Carolina Wren well this year but seemed to have one for a while. And what a boldly striped Song Sparrow!
Thank you so much, Lisa. 🙂
So many pretty birds 🐦
Great shot on this one!
Thanks so much, JoAnn. 🙂
Beautiful shots, HJ!
Thanks a lot, Clare. 🙂